Alpaca Owners and Breeders Association
is a national organization that supports alpaca breeders and
promotes the alpaca industry in this country.
The Alpaca Registry is a
database housing the genealogy, blood typing and ownership records
of alpacas in North America and those of a few alpacas outside
this area. Since its inception in 1988, the Alpaca Registry has
mandated blood typing as a requisite for registration and accepts
only offspring of registered alpacas that qualify by blood typing.
Alpaca Registry, Inc. provides a
genealogical research service for alpacas.
Suri Network, an
affiliate of The Alpaca Owners and Breeders Association, is
dedicated to the preservation of suri alpacas.
International Camelid Institute
(ICI) promotes the health and well being of camelids by
promoting education, service and collaboration among
researchers, breeders, owners, fiber and textile industry
professionals and animal enthusiasts worldwide.
Lakes Alpaca Association (GLAA) was formed in 1995
to promote the growth of the alpaca industry in the Great
Lakes region -- Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, New
York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin. GLAA is one of the
largest AOBA affiliates in the nation and it's members offer
the nation's largest collection of huacaya and suri alpacas
with herds that represent some of the finest bloodlines in
Alpaca Fiber Cooperative of North
America (AFCNA) is an agricultural cooperative
formed and owned by alpaca producers in North America for the
purpose of collecting and processing alpaca fiber and distributing
alpaca fiber and related products and the profit from them to its
owners (members). Our goal is to maximize the long-term benefits
to our members, the individual alpaca fiber producers, and to the
alpaca breeding industry as a whole. Since its founding in 1998,
AFCNA has grown to almost 900 members. We welcome all North
American alpaca owners to join the Coop and work with us to build
a sustainable and successful alpaca fiber industry.
Alpaca Research Trust
was established by the ARI Board of Directors in December, 1997 as
a Colorado, non-profit corporation for charitable, educational and
scientific purposes. The Board of Directors, of what is now known
as the Alpaca Research Foundation, is composed of a select group
of camelid veterinarians, research scientists and medical
professionals. Their job is to establish research goals and
critically evaluate research proposals from qualified research
scientists. The Mission of the Alpaca Research Foundation is to
encourage and support scientific research which benefits the North
American alpaca industry, primarily in the areas of alpaca health
and husbandry, genetics and fiber.
is an online marketing venue for alpaca breeders, as well as an
online learning resource for those new to the alpaca industry.
Openherd's goal is to provide alpaca farms of any size with the
most advanced, easy-to-use, FREE tools to effectively market their
breeding programs and have the widest possible exposure.
Openherd provides powerful search tools to find Alpacas For Sale,
Herdsires, Alpacas for Lease and Trade, as well as Alpacas
consigned to auctions. We have also teamed up with Dr. Anthony
Stachowski, DVM (Stachowski Alpacas), to provide the most
accessible and accurate Peruvian Import Records available. If that
isn't enough, Openherd has created the most complete online
database of US alpaca show results.